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Nov 2017 13 Nov 13, 2017

If you're reading this and you currently have little to no discernible gospel liturgy in place, I'd like to offer three thoughts and one exhortation that I hope are helpful in your worship planning....Read More

Nov 2017 6 Nov 6, 2017

How exactly should a songwriter go about writing from the Bible? I’ll explore three key concepts we need to keep in mind as we attempt to write songs from the Bible....Read More

Nov 2017 2 Nov 2, 2017

Intentionality is important with your craft and leadership, but also in maintaining the health of your own heart....Read More

Sep 2017 27 Sep 27, 2017

Some are instructing churches to turn down the music volume during their Sunday morning gathering. We cannot dismiss these arguments as complaints from old curmudgeons within the church, such as the argument that a lower volume of music emphasizes corporate singing. However, I’m not sold that the best way to encourage corporate singing is turning down instruments’ volume....Read More

Sep 2017 19 Sep 19, 2017

The goal of leading corporate song is to facilitate the joyful singing of God's people. Anything you do should tend toward their participation and full engagement. This means that your leading of the singing should be simple and predictable enough so that the congregation can jump on board, and also compelling enough that they want to jump on board. ...Read More

Sep 2017 6 Sep 6, 2017

In A Home and a Hunger: Songs of Kingdom Hope, singer/songwriter Caroline Cobb invites listeners to sing the story of God’s kingdom. Cobb has emerged as a unique and needed voice as she attempts to make biblical theology accessible for old and young, new believers and longtime Christians, for those who know their need and for those who think they’re doing OK. ...Read More

Aug 2017 17 Aug 17, 2017

The joy of the good news of Jesus outshines all other joys, making it seem like we must be dreaming, filling our mouths with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. So our worship services should feel joyful, right? On the whole, yes, of course, they should. But that is far from the whole story....Read More

Aug 2017 14 Aug 14, 2017
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At the end of our lives, hopefully we’ll be forgotten and people will be marveling and worshiping the One we lived our lives for. “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:1-2). We are here to simply run our leg of the race. I feel so passionately that today’s pastors are being crushed by the weight of trying to...Read More

Aug 2017 9 Aug 9, 2017

Congregational songs must be singable enough that unmusical people can participate and theologically understandable enough for new believers to benefit from their truth. But the biggest struggle I see when songwriters show me new congregational worship songs isn’t musical or theological. The greatest struggle in writing good congregational worship songs is structural....Read More

Aug 2017 2 Aug 2, 2017

To help you get the most out of the podcast, we’ve organized podcasts by topic, and italicized titles that are particularly helpful to those just beginning in worship ministry....Read More